What Is the Business of Literature?

[W]hat was the business of literature, pre-book? There were words, for sure, and there was culture. There were books and there were writers. They were paid, in fact. Very well. But few writers of today would likely forgo the life of the twenty-first-century writer for that of a thirteenth-century writer. Moreover, the role of the writer before Gutenberg was simply to transcribe.  The writer’s purpose wasn’t to reimagine language—not gainsaying…

Review of “Dodge Intrepid and the Pages of Time”

I’ve been a fan of the Dodge Intrepid shows from the beginning. The voice of the daring librarian is Mike Rubino, a Seton Hill alum whom I only had in one or two classes, but who made himself known on the young Seton Hill blogosphere (and as a columnist and cartoonist for the student paper). Enjoying the classic records led us to Dodge Intrepid and the Pages of Time, a blisteringly…